This izakaya offers a relaxing atmosphere for enjoying sake, Japanese beer, and traditional Japanese food such as sashimi. Kurakura is decorated in the traditional style of the Japanese tavern. With its wooden ceiling, tatami mats, and seating on the floor, it is sure to give you an authentic Japanese experience. What better place to try this than Imperial Japan’s ancient capital?
244 Ameyacho, Simogyo-ku, Kyoto, +81 75-351-0347
Beer Komachi is one of the best craft beer bars in Kyoto. The family-run establishment has a friendly and warm atmosphere, making it a great place to hang with friends or to meet new ones. Though their drinks do not have a lot of variety beyond beers, there is a great selection of craft beers on tap, of both local and overseas brews.
444 Hachikencho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0027, +81 75-746-6152
One branch of Japan’s largest tequila bar, Agave Kyoto has an impressive collection of 400 different kinds of tequila on its menu. Even if you prefer a milder taste, they have a fantastic selection of tequila-based cocktails. Paying homage to the roots of tequila, this bar is decorated with traditional Mexican art and aesthetic style. Whether you’re a fan of tequila or not, this cosy bar is worth a visit.
Times Bldg. 3F, Sanjocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 604-8004, +81 075-254-7605